My experience with Jabong.com

I have been online shopping in India since 5 years and today I would like to share my experience with the new online shopping website on the block, that is the Lifestyle and Fashion website Jabong.com.

I came across this site in 2012 when me and my sister were looking for the Peach Crush Velvet Matte Lipstick and Jabong offered the best price and shipping option. It costed just Rs.225 and we were very satisfied with the product and delivery.

My next experience with Jabong came last year when I was looking to buy a golden yellow embroidered silk saree for my Mom, I searched across most of the internet shopping websites, but could not find the perfect saree I had in my mind. Then I chanced upon Jabong.com again and I was excited to find many options, I happily browsed, compared and zeroed on one, and couriered it to my Moms address in India. She had planned to wear it for a haldi ceremony of my cousin, they were travelling to Bhubaneswar and we had our fingers crossed. She was on cloud nine when it arrived in 3 business days giving her ample time to get it stitched. Below is the picture, I was happy as it aptly fit my criteria and Mom was content with the quality and price. It costed Rs.3354 but I paid just Rs.2348 with the very helpful Jabong coupon codes.

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So recently when Jabong contacted me if I would be interested in doing a blog review, I did not think twice having had great experiences earlier.

Most of my online shopping have been for my sister, she is crazy for makeup and fashion. Her recent wish was to buy a colored aviator sunglasses. I gave her the option to shop from Jabong.com, so I could review. We had earlier shopped for similar product online and they were different from the online description, and that was our worry. While ordering it online, there was a glitch at the bank side and the payment would not go through.

I was busy and planned to order it the next day on Saturday but could not get time and decided to do it on Sunday. When I woke up on Sunday, I found the pictures of the product on Watsapp sent by my sister. I was so surprised on what happened. Then she told me that Jabong had got in touch with her due to the payment issue and processed the order smoothly on our behalf. Not only had it reached in ONE business day, the product was well packaged and of very good quality. Ignore her silly pose. :D

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I would definitely recommend Jabong for your everyday purchase or gift shopping online, it has a variety of products and brands catering to men, women, kids and home. Most of the products have free shipping applicable. Also check out the special features they offer like the online discount coupons, gift cards, reward points and the affiliate program. Then there is also the “No Questions Asked Return Policy!” and the all new Drop Ship facility for easy returns. Don’t miss the special gifts and offers on the special days, the latest being Mother’s day which falls on May 11. I will gladly shop from Jabong again for sending gifts to my loved ones. Happy online shopping !!

P.S. Jabong just recently also released its mobile application to ease the shopping experience, and it gives you extra 38% off, how cool is that!

Has it ever

.. happened to you that you dislike something in yourself and someone complements you for it. For example, I haven’t been a fan of my smile, I have huge teeth. But recently when my roommate had relatives, her brother and sister-in-law found my smile very pretty, they liked how I laughed from heart. How sweet and inspiring is that.

Ims is in Brea for some official release, I called him sometime back and sang the below song. I’m sure he would have blushed, it was too funny. :D

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.. 2 weeks back and we did some shopping again, now I have everything I need in my room, it feels good. My roomie(H) had 2 cousins staying for a week then too, it was the snow storms week and all 6 of us worked from home on few days, it was fun.

Then last weekend, H’s battalion of relatives were here (about 10), but gladly everybody was cool, and what helped us gel well were the cards games, the good old dumb charades, pictionary etc., it were a sleepless 2 days with loads of delicious food.

Then we went for the movie Highway, which I had less expectations from but ended up loving it. I was pleasantly surprised and was left wanting for more, it is a must watch for the sensitive issues it shows.

Also, I’m beginning to see the beauty of snow. On the mornings I travel by bus, I see small pools or rivers amidst snow and it looks so damn lovely.

I’m slowly getting better at work too, it is not too demanding, it is cool.

And oh yes, we visited New Jersey to meet Ims’ brother-in-law who is here for a month, it was good seeing him after more than 2 years. Then one of our old friends visited us and we walked along the Hudson river. Next we went to another old friend’s home as she was pregnant and enjoyed there.

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Btw, Ims got me a beautiful pair of swarovski earrings (He had been to Brea for some official work and had few hours to pass one day, he went to a mall and called me up. He asked me what I wanted, I said surprise me), I got him a funny card and a box of chocolates for Valentine’s.

One of the days, H’s hubby decorated home with balloons and I love you’s and flowers and cake, me and her cousins made the couple pose like some movie posters and did a photo shoot.

That’s it from me folks, I’m pestering Ims to come here again soon.

I’m such a

..nutcase, I want to remain anonymous but end up announcing to everyone I meet about my blog.

I planned to write a detailed post today but unfortunately my laptop charger broke and hence this post from the WordPress app on my phone.

Did I tell you LiFi was here the week I came but we could not meet, hopefully next time.

I finally met my employer, from my consultancy here last week, who I have been in touch with for a year now. GPS goofed up and I could not locate the proper address. It was too cold and finally he came to pick me up. In my excitement, I skid just before meeting him. I was slightly hurt but I found it too funny and filmy.

I realized something recently, I might crib about the bad weather, the long distance travel daily etc., but isn’t this just what I wanted. Remember the song I called my song last year from the movie ‘Love aaj kal’ about Saif in his new job. I think it is just like that for me now, I’m loving it.

I’m not moving to a smaller and closer apartment anymore, not now at least. I like the freedom, my roommate here. Also I could not move after she told me she likes me and wanted me to stay. I bought a beanbag and a fleece blanket recently, I love cuddling up and watching a movie on it. That reminds me I must get some books to pass my time.

Today we had dinner and just sat chit chatting for hours after that. It felt good, reminded me of my Mysore training days where we spent sleepless nights studying and talking. Nothing like friends around, isn’t it.

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It has been nearly 15 days since my last post, and it feels like some months have passed.

I felt sad to leave the beautiful Bay area but had to. I flew with dreams in my eyes, but felt so disheartened with the gloomy weather here. I was so nervous and the environment just made it worse, Ims was to leave in couple of days too. Time did not stand still and it was my first day already. I had to reach by 8.30 but we were shocked to see our frozen car in the morning. Then there was a small accident on the way due to fog and I reached a good 20 mins late. I was feeling so upset but my manager was super cool.

The apartment I moved to is really huge and beautiful but pretty far from my office. I tried to find some carpool but no luck. So I have to travel by bus which takes 3 hours each day. Tears rolled down when Ims left but I had to be strong. Currently I found another apartment closer to office and will move there next month. I feel little sad again because it is nice here, a good roommate H, separate bed and bath but alas.

H and her husband are here now, they are fun loving people. We went for the movie ‘Jai Ho’ today. Kaun kambakht story ke liye jaata hai, hum toh shirtless Salman ko dekhne gaye the (I mean, who goes to see the movie story, I went to watch the shirtless Salman Khan). I wonder why people don’t make noise in the theater here, I almost let out a scream when Salman entered, I regret not knowing to whistle.

It is freezing here, I shudder seeing snow fights on TV, it is torturous.

I feel comfortable with my team and project already though real work is yet to start.

Breathless

Hey guys, I’m here, with many updates as compensation for my absence.

1. Ims’ grandmom became too ill suddenly, and we were even planning if we should go.. But thank heavens, she turned better slowly in some weeks, she is still recuperating.

I had an interview one evening which went bad and with everyone sad about granny’s situation, I burst into tears and begged God to make things better, I told Him He could choose not to give me a job but improve her health. Can you believe there was a very slightest improvement just the next day.

2. My dear Ims turned 30, but sadly I could not do any grand celebrations, just baked a cake and made some good food, I’ll get him a Macbook sometime later.

3. Then my sister and her family visited us for few days, which was somewhat unplanned but still fun, they loved California. Only problem was Eru could not jump and run as it disturbed our downstairs neighbors. We bought her an RC car and a tent.

4. Ims’ sister’s husband visited New Jersey for a short term. Though we could not meet him, we sent loads of gifts for them which I had fun shopping and looking for the best deals etc. He returned few days back and I was eager to hear from them, they loved the stuff as expected.

5. We went on a 5 day trip to Las vegas – Hoover Dam – Grand Canyon – Zion National Park – Death Valley for the New years eve and our wedding anniversary which is on Jan 2. It was tiring but we enjoyed it. Err.. We also saw an adult show in LV which was lovely. I know you will laugh at me if I say it was very decent, but it really was, classy and the crowd very well behaved.

6. And.. and.. and.. I finally got a job.. Yayy !! The salary is less according to my consultancy but it is good enough for us. Only hitch is it is in Connecticut, so I’m moving there next week and Ims is trying for a transfer.

2013 has been great, and I hope 2014 will have more surprises.

Happy happy new year to all of you !!

Troubled Jazz

I’m right here, haven’t disappeared yet like always. Just tensed with job applications and stuff. This career gap is doing more harm than I had imagined. Need to buckle up and get going.

Anyway, better late than never. I wanted this and I’ll have to sail through. Trying to keep my hopes alive.

What is Ims doing to make me cheerful, he sings ‘Haari baazi ko jeetna hume aata hai..‘ and other inspirational songs around me. :-D

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Hi people, how have you been ?!

Not much updates from my side. Ims has an only teammate here who came recently from India, I met him during one of the project get-together. It was his birthday few days back and he wanted to treat us, but we postponed it to a weekend so we could go out farther. It was his first trip in the US and he was very excited. We drove to our favorite place Point Lobos, it was drizzling but still beautiful.

(We went to Big Sur last year to visit a couple and they showed us around. When we left from their home, we still had a day left, so we just drove along and chanced on this beauty ‘Point Lobos’, it was a perfect place to spend few hours. I liked it even better than the famous 17-mile drive. I was surprised nobody told us of this, so I googled on reaching home and was satisfied to see it having a 5/5 rating and many people who thought it was much better than other popular spots there.) :-D

Ims was scared to take his camera out and so we clicked limited photos but we went there just with the intention of chilling out. We dined at the Nepenthe for its awesome views but sadly fog took over. We relaxed at the Carmel beach and watched dogs play, some were very swift. A very pleasant and relaxing day after a long time, I think we are on a break from traveling because we even let the long weekend pass by.

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Yellowstone

So after all guests left from Eru’s birthday party in the night, we hogged on all the yummy food again, chatted till late night and dozed off, only to wake up in 2 hours at 3AM. We immediately got dressed, packed lots of food and set on the long journey. After the sleeping-taking-turns, tiredness and boredness, we finally reached the lovely cottage at 3, freshened up and had a filling lunch. The weather and views were great and We got so excited spotting so many bisons along the way.

We could just do the Old Faithful geyser trail in the evening, the Morning glory pool was so colorful and gorgeous. Next morning, we were more than excited and set off to cover as many spots. We stopped by many attractions like the Mud Volcano, Mammoth hot springs, the majestic lower falls, the double rainbow at the roaring upper falls etc. My eyes were searching for a bear but no luck. We returned early and rested well, morning walks are a total bliss here.

We drove through the Teton national park next day on the way back home, could not stop much due to continuous rains, but the drive along the countryside was so beautiful and serene. One unfortunate thing was Ims got his first ticket for speeding, and my sister and brother-in-law got one for not using seat belts. I and Eru got saved.

I realized how much care a kid requires in this trip, how no plans can work and every plan revolves them, I want to travel as much before we have kids now. :P

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After a long and tiring journey, we reached home by 11. The next day, we went with Eru to her school and sis showed us around excitedly, I loved their neighborhood with many friends. Then me and sis went for shopping, it was so hot and I was getting irritated and shouted at sis, but she is a darling. :)

She cooked us lots of delicious fish for lunch and packed us some goodies and more food. We left by 3 and few tears found their way unintentionally. We reached home by 9 and were just checking the photos and resting. BIL called me at 12 and said Eru is not yet asleep and is missing us like crazy. So sis slept and BIL was on his work, and Eru was on FaceTime with me and crying, poor baby.

And we all resumed our normal life the next day. I wish we had more time to sit and talk, all the days felt so busy. But it was great to meet each other after a long time.

Phone Saga

.. Continues ..

So finally Ims got his phone after exchanging twice which he was satisfied with. But guess what, while driving one evening, the phone was with me to check for directions. I did not handle it carefully and it slipped into the space between the seats. :(

It got a very small scratch on the side and Ims spent sad sleepless days. :P

Then he decided he will again exchange it, and waited for it eagerly. But this new one had a small dent, poor him was disappointed and went to the store, and was not convinced at the pieces there too.

Came back home and called the customer service to narrate his woes. Then today, they sent another phone which Ims says looks used but no other problem. And he just adjusted with this, the fifth one.

I told him to again exchange if he is not satisfied and HTC might send him all phones so that he can pick his preferred one. :D

He was sitting in the noon with the three phones, deciding for hours which one to keep and which ones to return. He even clicked pictures of them. And how can this series end without his trademark PJ. Ims tells me “Jazz, this is not HTC One, this is HTC Three” (referring to the below pics). Go figure !

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